Blue Water Cafe is touted as one of the city's favorite haunts for seafood. While the chef cooks up a sumptuous west coast cuisine, the master at the raw bar, effortlessly caters to the needs of sushi lovers. From salads and shrimp cocktails, to main courses of lobster and crabs, which are procured straight out of the tank, guests can enjoy a hearty and delectable seafood meal. Contained within a former warehouse, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic and popular area of Yaletown. The spacious and well lit interiors are ideal for a fancy evening meal, or you can also enjoy your dish under an awning outside when the weather is nice.
Established in 2007, Score on Davie is a famous sports and gay bar. It has won a number of awards including Best Gay Bar, Best Sports Bar and Best Breakfast. Not only that but the restaurant is also popular with the locals and tourists for its burgers, salads and pizzas. It is the perfect place to catch the season's game over drinks and good food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Open from 11a onwards on weekdays and 10a onwards on weekends.
This award winning restaurant occupies a 1912 heritage building at Dundarave Pier. It offers water views, and the heated patio gives you an even better vista. Dine amid rich interiors, fine finishes and wood accents. The horseshoe-shaped mahogany bar serves international wines and "best of the cellar" vintages. The menu showcases the best in West Coast Pacific Rim cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. The Chilean Seabass, served with a sundried tomato pesto crust and roasted red pepper and basil cream, is an excellent choice.
Posh and classy, this restaurant offers some great views of the Coal Harbor cityscape, the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park. If you can tear your sights away from these breathtaking views, it would be only to ravage through an extensive menu, serving some of the best meat and fish dishes one can find. The staff is welcoming and the service is in keeping with the smart and cheerful décor, which is accentuated by two outdoor fireplaces. Bite into some lip-smacking Crab Rolls, followed by Chicken Breast and Warm Honey Potato Salad. Pairing up a dish with wine does not require an expert, for the list is full of Canadian and international favorites. At the end of it all, you may be presented with a rather hefty bill, but for the food, ambiance and service, it's worth every cent!
This casual Italian restaurant is perfect for intimate dinners and quiet celebrations. The daily menu features plenty of local seafood, panini, pasta and delicious meat entrees. In fact, this eatery has been awarded an Ocean Wise label from the Vancouver Aquarium for serving ocean-friendly foods. The outdoor patio has ocean views and is perfect for summertime dining. Plan some of your most special occasions to cherish for life. Visit website or call ahead for more information.
GUU with Garlic is located in the city's West End, and serves inexpensive home-style Japanese food. The emphasis is on seafood and fried dishes; the menu features grilled squid with Japanese mayo, Okonomiyaki, and grilled mackerel, among others. The atmosphere is lively and boisterous, as waiters shout their orders and greetings across the restaurant. All in all, GUU with Garlic is a casual joint with great food.
Relish the zesty taste of authentic Mexican cuisine at La Taqueria. This Mexican fast food restaurant chain is famous all over British Columbia for their delicious tacos and burritos served with fiery in-house made hot sauces. The menu includes multiple choices in veggie tacos, meat and seafood tacos, burritos and quesadillas. This traditional Mexican restaurant uses organic, fresh and only locally sourced ingredients to prepare their tacos, burritos and hot sauces. They also provide catering services for bulk order placements.
This relaxed yet sophisticated café offers what is arguably the best java in town. It's no wonder, with organic coffee beans that are roasted twice a week and high-end Clover machines to do the brewing. The mellow atmosphere is a draw to the business crowd and hipsters alike. Linger over a signature hand-poured cappuccino while surfing the web on the free wireless service. Want a bite to eat with your latte? Elysian also offers casual café selections such as tortilla wraps as well as a range of wheat-free and sugar-free baked goods.
Caffè Cittadella is situated in a heritage house, which is a bright red and gray building resembling a toy house. The place offers a variety of gourmet espressos and light snacks. Its beverages are often served with coffee art and complemented by sandwiches or sweet treats such as chocolate croissants and muffins. With a bold sign and plants at its entrance, a prominent red roof and a charming patio, this coffeehouse is an absolutely charming destination for a coffee date. The interiors too are replete with vintage elements, stairways and walls adorned with artworks, and are fun to explore. Try the garden seating, full of shrubberies and creepers and enclosed by a white fence, for the best experience.
Since 1973, this casual establishment has been making thin crust pizza from whole wheat stone-ground flour. It has a selection of unusual toppings such as smoked oysters, barbecued chicken, artichokes, potatoes, feta and broccoli. The décor features wood accents and greenery, while a sidewalk patio lets you soak in the sunshine during spring and summer. Steak, rib and chicken comes with green salad, garlic bread and baked potato or rice. Sandwiches, pastas and stir-fries are also on the menu. Call for more information.
New India Buffet & Restaurant boasts of a charming dining room with a vivid red bar, and red tables and chairs, infused with a vibrant Asian aura. It serves Indian classics tweaked to suit modern tastes, complemented by beer and wine. It offers lunch and dinner buffets at set prices, which include dishes like Spring Rolls, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Curry, Mini Samosa, Saffron Sweet Rice and Indian Yogurt Curry. However, customers need to order for items separately from its takeaway menu, which has typical dishes such as Palak Paneer, a cottage cheese dish, Chicken Tikka and Prawn Curry.
Pekoe Tea Lounge is the place to go for a cooling lemon drink in summer and a warm chai latte during winters. It features organic pies in a variety of flavors, with special pies for festive occasions such as Halloween and Christmas. Its home-made pie selection includes Raspberry Rhubarb, Four Berries, Apple Blackberry, Chocolate Banana Cream, Coconut and Pumpkin Pie. It even has special pies for those with vegan or gluten-free lifestyles. The decoration of the pies too is attractive and the gourmet Orange Pekoe Tea perfectly complements their flavors.